A two-day National Training focusing on "Ensuring Water, Food, and Chemical Safety in Mass Events" and "Command, Control, and Communication in Public Health" took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on July 6-7, 2023. This training was organized as part of the EU CBRN CoE Project 87 “Preparedness and Response for Mass Gatherings and other Health Threats in Central Asia”, which is being implemented by the International Scientific and Technical Center and finance by EU.
The comprehensive two days training covered modules on food safety, water safety, and chemical safety, as well as management, control, and communication in the field of public health within the context of mass events. Expert trainers from the Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, Toxicology Department of the Clinical Hospital of Bishkek, and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology, and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic facilitated the sessions.
The training was attended by a diverse group of specialists, including doctors from toxicology departments, representatives from Disease Prevention and State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance Centers, veterinary service departments, the food processing industry, and public catering in Bishkek and the Chui region.
The primary objective of the training was to augment the participants' knowledge and skills in ensuring public health security and its practical application, along with the ability to effectively manage potential hazards to prevent public health incidents during mass events.
Throughout the training, various topics were explored, such as the fundamental legislation related to food water and chemical safety in Kyrgyzstan, preventive measures against food, water and chemical poisoning.
On the second day, a dedicated training session was conducted on "Command, Control, and Communication in Public Health." This session delved into essential aspects such as planning and responding to potential health threats within the community, risk assessment, and effective communication strategies.
At the conclusion of the training, the participants were honored with certificates as recognition of their active engagement and successful completion of the program.
A two-day National Training focusing on "Ensuring ...